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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11th March 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 11th March 1986

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 5th to Monday 10th March 1986.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, there were six new entrys, fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Depeche Mode – “Stripped”
Depeche Mode survive a fourth week on the chart with their brand new song…only just, as it sinks eighteen places.

39. Grace Jones – “Love Is The Drug”
And also going down after her new entry last week is Grace Jones, who won’t be getting a third consecutive top twenty hit by dropping four places.

38. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything”
You To Me Are Everything” is still Liverpool group The Real Thing’s biggest hit so far. The former number one from 1976 makes a chart return in a remixed form this week, a decade on from when it topped the lot. Can they do it again?

37. Five Star – “System Addict”
Five Star are chart addicts. Their latest and biggest hit so far remains on the chart for a tenth week but is down sixteen places.

36. Public Image Limited – “Rise”
Doing exactly the opposite of the suggested title, Public Image Limited’s latest offering is down a ‘wholesome’ twenty one places this week!

35. James Brown – “Living In America”
Big changes are afoot in the upper section of this week’s chart as they continue to tumble. James Brown is next and he’s down sixteen places.

34. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Candyman”
Better news befalls Siouxsie and The Banshees with their latest track, which was new on last week and climbs six places in week two.

33. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Going To Let You”
Colonel Abrams still won’t let us or someone do whatever and he may not get another chance to tell us as his latest takes a turn for the worse and falls nine places.

32. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love”
Nana Mouskouri sings about only love and that’s the title of her new album and this lead single, which has been about for nine weeks now and bucks her recent trend for going down but going back up the chart by two places!

31. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly”
Chris and Neil of the Pet Shop Boys are back with a new entry and the follow up to this year’s first number one single. Can they make it two in a row…?

30. Talking Heads – “And She Was…”
Not a good week for Talking Heads either as they crash out of the top twenty with their latest, which goes thirteen places backwards.

29. The Pogues – “Poguetry In Motion” EP
Irish band The Pogues made the top 40 for the first time last week with this collection of songs and enjoy a better second week with a climb of nine places.

28. Electric Light Orchestra – “Calling America”
As do ELO with the first single from their new album, “Balance Of Power”, which moves up eleven places with the album itself top ten.

27. The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle”
The Rolling Stones return to the UK top 40 this week for the first time in three years with new music. This is the first track to come from a brand new album that is due out in three weeks time.

26. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight”
Freddie Jackson was right to re-issue this single again as it makes a big climb of ten places in its second week inside the UK top 40.

25. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do”
Meanwhile, Audrey Hall’s latest and biggest UK chart hit so far leaves the top twenty, down five places, after just one week there.

24. Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love”
And last week’s top twenty keeps falling, this time with Kate Bush, who follows Audrey Hall with just one week there and goes down six places.

23. Howard Jones – “No One Is To Blame”
There’s a big new entry for Howard Jones this week with the fifth single to come from his most recent album, “Dream Into Action”, which gives him a fifth top thirty chart hit from it!

22. Hipsway – “The Honeythief”
Grahame Skinner, Pim Jones, Harry Travers and Altered Images’ Johnny McElhone formed Hipsway last year but made their top 40 debut this time last week. Their third single improves upon that in week two, with a climb of nine places.

21. Mike and The Mechanics – “Silent Running”
As does Genesis’ Mike Rutherford’s new project, Mike and The Mechanics, with their debut single climbing again, this time four places higher.

20. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene”
British band The Blow Monkeys finally made it as far as the top 40 last week and it was this song that did it for them. They move up twelve places and into the upper part of the chart this week.

19. The Damned – “Eloise”
Meanwhile, another British band, The Damned, are finding they are falling out of favour pretty quick. Their biggest chart hit to date falls eleven places and out of the top ten.

18. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie”
US band Mr. Mister have had two number ones recently in their home country. The first made the top five here and the second is on its way there now as it climbs eleven places.

17. Culture Club – “Move Away”
Boy George and the Culture Club are back with a big new entry this week and it’s the first from their new album that’s coming out soon. The song also marks their first chart hit for two years.

16. The Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
The Tavares were taking their angel and their former UK top five hit back there for a second time last week, but sadly they don’t quite make it as the song drops back four places.

15. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time”
Not wasting anymore time in the top ten, Paul Hardcastle‘s latest hit drops out and down six places this week. The album it and “19” come from has not yet reached the top 40, surprisingly.

14. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
There will be no second top ten hit for American singer Alexander O’Neal this week as his latest slips back one place having made it further last time with Cherrelle and their duet, “Saturday Night”.

13. Prince – “Kiss”
Prince came back to the chart last week with new music and bagged the highest new entry. The song ‘bags’ another chart feat this week as the highest climber, moving up fourteen places and into the upper half of the top 40.

12. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”?
Fellow American Whitney Houston asks how she will know. One thing she does know is that her latest song is out of the UK top ten as it falls five places.

11. Su Pollard – “Starting Together”
Following Whitney is our very own Su Pollard with her first chart hit single but she too continues to sing “hi de ho” and drops out of the big ten, six places lower than she was this time last week.

10. Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Survivor ‘survive’ another week in the UK top ten with their second song to make it this far. The track goes down four places this week.

9. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love”
Coming back to the top ten for a second time in twelve months is “The Power Of Love” from the film ‘Back To The Future’. Huey Lewis and The News take the song up two places this week.

8. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners”
And keeping with the movie theme, this week’s highest new entry is the title of a new film that’s coming out very soon and it puts the singer, David Bowie back in the top ten for th first time this year.

7. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'”
American boy band Whistle move into the UK top ten this week with their debut single. Three weeks since they arrived, the song is up seven places.

6. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Jim Diamond with the theme song from the TV series, Boon, starring Michael Elphick. The show has been a ratings hit and now so is the theme song, which enters the top ten, up ten places.

5. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”
The former number one from Billy Ocean gets going again this week…going downwards in fact, three places for him but he stays top five.

4. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York”
Showing them all how its done is the master himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra, with the re-issue of one of his most popular songs, which goes up six places.

3. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11”
British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s debut single made advances towards the top spot last week, but that’s as far as they get as the song is a non-mover seven days on.

2. The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
Monday’s are always manic, for some, they just don’t like Monday’s at all. But perhaps with The Bangles about, Monday’s may just be that little bit easier to handle as their very first UK chart hit moves up two more places.

1. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
For this week, however, Diana Ross remains the UK’s biggest seller with her first number one of the 1980’s staying at the top for a second week, thanks to the Bee Gees. Can she make it three in a row, or will The Bangles or Frank Sinatra stop her? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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